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What you need to know about the Adobe certificate compromise

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Adobe announced plans to revoke one of its code-signing certificates after it was compromised and used to make malicious attacks appear to be legitimate Adobe tools. The question businesses and consumers need to ask themselves is what impact this might have on them, or what needs to be done...
What you need to know about the Adobe certificate compromise

Monetize that low-hanging fruit! T-shirts + horrid business clichés = Corporateez

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If you’re into validating your paradigm shifts by synergizing your ideation and optimizing actionable value-adds … you’ve got some serious issues my friend. But nobody says you can’t look swanky while you’re dealing with them. Enter Corporateez, which sells simple t-shirts imprinted with terrible corporate clichés like ‘leverage your synergies’...
Monetize that low-hanging fruit! T-shirts + horrid business clichés = Corporateez

More Papers Put Faith In Daily Deals And Tablet Payments As Profit Shrinks

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Some low-hanging fruit in newspapers’ shrivelling orchard - Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI) says it is investing in a Groupon (NSDQ: GRPN) copycat and is repeating its earlier-stated intention to launch paid tablet editions, as it seeks to turn around shrinking profit. Newspapers were later than the daily deals sites...
More Papers Put Faith In Daily Deals And Tablet Payments As Profit Shrinks

Planetary Resources’ asteroid-mining project sounds like pure science fiction, but it’s closer than you think

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Planetary Resources has revealed its asteroid mining plans ahead of its press conference later today, detailing a project that will see the company send unmanned probes into space to extract and deliver rare metals and water back to Earth. Backed by Google executives, filmmaker James Cameron and other notable investors,...
Planetary Resources’ asteroid-mining project sounds like pure science fiction, but it’s closer than you think
5 reasons why the off grid solar revolution will be driven by cell phones

eBay covers Utah data center roof with solar panels

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Internet e-commerce company eBay has covered the roof of its data center (called Topaz) in Utah with solar panels. The project is eBay’s largest solar installation to date at 665 kilowatts, which is slightly bigger than the solar installation at its headquarters in San Jose, and over 6 times the size...
eBay covers Utah data center roof with solar panels

IBM gives small university a Watson all its own

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a private research university located in Troy, N.Y., now has a Watson system all its own thanks to a grant from IBM. Watson, if you’ll recall, is the system that defeated two Jeopardy! champions (and our own Stacey Higginbotham) in 2011. It uses a wide array of data analysis techniques —...
IBM gives small university a Watson all its own

If you want to hurt pirates, target their ad money says rock star

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David Lowery is an entrepreneur, math whiz and the lead singer of the American rock band, Cracker. He thinks he has a way to curb the ongoing problem of music, movie and book piracy. Speaking at a copyright event in New York this week, Lowery said the best approach is...
If you want to hurt pirates, target their ad money says rock star

★ iOS Low-Hanging Fruit

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iOS has evolved in a fairly predictable manner over the years. Apple has done a good job tackling the lowest-hanging fruit on the to-do list, year after year. They crossed off a lot of big obvious features over the first few years: third-party apps, cut-copy-paste, enterprise support, push notifications, better...
★ iOS Low-Hanging Fruit

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 packing 4G LTE comes to Verizon on August 17th

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Verizon subscribers jonesing for a 7-inch LTE tablet won't have to consider springing for the pricey Galaxy Tab 7.7 any longer. The carrier just revealed plans to offer up a 4G-equipped (and previously hinted) version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 starting on August 17th. There's no revolution under...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 packing 4G LTE comes to Verizon on August 17th

Nokia and AT&T cut Lumia 900 price to $50, sweeten the Windows Phone 7.8 pot

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Early Lumia 900 adopters might feel spurned knowing that their devices won't get any near-future upgrades beyond Windows Phone 7.8, but AT&T and Nokia are hoping that some new customers just need a little incentive to forgive the OS ceiling. As of now, the Lumia 900 has taken a...
Nokia and AT&T cut Lumia 900 price to $50, sweeten the Windows Phone 7.8 pot

Stats: Facebook Made $9.51 in Ad Revenue Per User Last Year In The U.S. and Canada

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Even though Facebook’s IPO roadshow video was a mostly touchy-feely affair with videos of friends have coffee and babies blowing out candles, there were some new stats tucked away in it. For the first time, the company gave a look at how it monetizes users in different parts the world....
Stats: Facebook Made $9.51 in Ad Revenue Per User Last Year In The U.S. and Canada
Mobile apps that can help you kick your bad habits
3D printing cancer drugs molecule-by-molecule, using DNA scaffolds

THIS IS IT: The Asteroid Mining Plan Backed By Google And Goldman Billionaires

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Google CEO Larry Page, Google's old CEO Eric Schmidt, and former Goldman Sachs CEO John Whitehead are among a group of very rich people who have funded a new company called Planetary Resources. The company's mission is to find, capture, and mine asteroids.  Yes, asteroids…in space. The eventual plan is asteroid...
THIS IS IT: The Asteroid Mining Plan Backed By Google And Goldman Billionaires

After Ruining Facebook's IPO, GM Comes Crawling Back (GM, FB)

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One big reason for Facebook's disappointing IPO was that days before it went off, General Motors, one of the nation's biggest advertisers, loudly announced that it was cutting its ad spend on the site to zero. GM said Facebook ads didn't work. Now, a month and a half later, GM...
After Ruining Facebook's IPO, GM Comes Crawling Back (GM, FB)

Don't Be the Low-Hanging Fruit

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Cyber criminals will generally go after the easiest targets. As long as you have better protection than the next guy you can avoid most attacks....
Don't Be the Low-Hanging Fruit

Big Data: Opportunities for Computational and Social Sciences

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Scott Golder recently wrote blog post at Cloudera entitled “Scaling Social Science with Hadoop” where he accounts for “how social scientists are using large scale computation.” He begins with a delightful quote from George Homans: The methods of social science are dear in time and money and getting dearer every...
Big Data: Opportunities for Computational and Social Sciences
Kitchenbug Arrives To Aid Food Bloggers With A Tool Which Auto-Generates Recipes

It's Probably a Good Time to Change Your Terrible WordPress Password

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PSA of the day: Don’t use obvious usernames and passwords — like “username” and “password” — for your blog. For one thing, it’s just dumb. It makes it easier for anyone to make a guess and take your account for a spin. Or perhaps, as was the most recent case,...
It's Probably a Good Time to Change Your Terrible WordPress Password

Twitter Announces @Anywhere Platform

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During his SXSW keynote interview today, Twitter's Even Williams announced the service's new @platform. While the keynote interview itself was rather forgettable (a large part of the audience left before it was over), the @platform will have wide-reaching consequences for Twitter and its ecosystem. This new platform will allow publishers...
Twitter Announces @Anywhere Platform

During Bill Joy's little on-stage advertisement he took a bunch of cheap shots and I couldn't help myself from saying to my fellow audience members "what an asshole." (This morning Scripting News is a cesspole too.) He still thinks SOAP

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During Bill Joy's little on-stage advertisement he took a bunch of cheap shots and I couldn't help myself from saying to my fellow audience members "what an asshole." (This morning Scripting News is a cesspole too.) He still thinks SOAP
10 ways an MBA teaches you to say you didn't get your work done

Why Oracle Could Have More Rough Times Ahead (ORCL)

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Oracle's hardware/software combo products aren't really panning out, an analyst at Jefferies & Company says. He also put a number to how badly SAP's HANA could hurt Oracle. Analyst Ross MacMillan wrote that there is an “an increasing number of data points to suggest that Oracle’s engineered appliance strategy...
Why Oracle Could Have More Rough Times Ahead (ORCL)

An Aussie Goes to Jail for Silk Road Imports, But Is It a Crackdown or Low-Hanging Fruit?

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Not as glamorous as the movies make it seem. (Photo: Redbox.com) Talk about a dubious distinction: Wired reports that an Australian man named Paul Leslie Howard is now the first to be convicted of a crime involving Silk Road, the Mos Eisley of the Internet. Mr. Howard copped to importing hard drugs using...
An Aussie Goes to Jail for Silk Road Imports, But Is It a Crackdown or Low-Hanging Fruit?

Popular NYU-Stern Professor Offers His Classes For Free on Coursekit, 1,800 Sign Up

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A sample question This semester, Coursekit, an academic social network of sorts that gives teachers and students a way to communicate outside of class, tried a little experiment from the Peter Thiel school of thought. Coursekit founder Joseph Cohen, a Wharton drop-out and TechStars New York alum, was already familiar...
Popular NYU-Stern Professor Offers His Classes For Free on Coursekit, 1,800 Sign Up
Facebook's Mobile DevCon is just what the company needs right now

Dell Latitude 10 essentials trim pushes pro Windows 8 tablets down to $499

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Dell's Latitude 10 earns some noteworthiness as an early work-oriented Windows 8 tablet, but it isn't what we'd call cheap with a $650 base price. The crew in Round Rock is mending that with a new essentials level that scales things back. It sheds the active digitizer and removable...
Dell Latitude 10 essentials trim pushes pro Windows 8 tablets down to $499

Fine-Tune Your Outbound Sales Formula To Help Save Your Startup

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Editor’s note: Steli Efti is the Co-Founder/Chief Hustler of ElasticSales and an advisor to several startups and entrepreneurs. Follow Steli on Twitter. One of the most common questions startups ask me is how to handle B2B outbound sales. They often ask this question in a state of desperation, hoping I respond...
Fine-Tune Your Outbound Sales Formula To Help Save Your Startup

The Disconnect Between Subscriber Growth and Revenues in Broadband and Mobile

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Subscriber growth for both fixed-line broadband and mobile service providers was “pretty decent” in 2009 even despite the faltering economy, according to TeleGeography Research, which released figures for the year this morning. But revenues failed to match that modest rise. The Washington-based market research firm said the number of worldwide...
The Disconnect Between Subscriber Growth and Revenues in Broadband and Mobile
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